12.08.2014

C.S. Lee joins season two of 'True Detective'

'Dexter' star will recur in HBO's hit crime drama as a "smooth and polished" politician.



Some interesting TV casting news... Actor C.S. Lee, who you know and love as forensics investigator Vince Masuka from Dexter, has joined the cast of True Detective as a "smooth and polished" politician.

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Lee will have a recurring role on the second season of HBO's hit crime drama anthology series, which centers on three police officers and a career criminal investigating murder and conspiracy. The starring cast includes Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee will play Richard Geldof, a state attorney general with grand political ambitions. He is described as "well-spoken and intelligent, with an unmoored moral compass."

The eight-episode sophomore season, now in production in California, centers on three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

Lee will recur as Richard Geldof, a state attorney general with grand political ambitions. Described as smooth and polished, the character is well-spoken and intelligent, with an unmoored moral compass.

I like it. Not only is C.S. a great performer -- I look forward to seeing him as a slimy politician-type -- the character's name suggests that it wasn't necessarily written for an Asian American actor. Bring it.

The acclaimed first season of True Detective was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for his epic eight-episode stint. He hands off the reins for season two, which will be helmed by multiple directors, including Justin Lin, who is slated to take on the first two episodes.

Season two of True Detective is expected to premiere next summer.